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Thread: How Many Episodes Should You Watch Before Deciding?

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    I think it depends on the length. For a standard 12-13, then 3/4 episodes is usually a good indicator - but for a 50 episode anime, I think you'd need to watch 15 or so tbh, 3 isn't really enough

    Which is why most animes dont go passed 13, unless they prove popular and get renewed for more seasons. Digimon is a rarity in a 50 episode series... but I guess that was the norm back in the day considering the shows still running from the 90s

    so for Digimon, I guess, the first season would be as others have said, the first story arc, but then youve basically seen a full show at that point, so I don't think people should go into a 50 episode show lightly and should intend to watch it all, 13 episode shows are easier.

    as for shows like One Piece, Pokemon, Yugioh etc with 1000 - just take it season by season lol, so around 50 like Digimon, and again, judge on the first 13 or so of the first season.
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    Digimon isn't shonen?
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    Digimon is generally viewed as kids' anime while Gintama is a shounen.
    Especially since a lot of people only based Digimon on Adventure (and 02).

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    Shonen refers to young boys. People keep misaccurately applying it to a teenage demographic so they can convince themselves theyíre not watching showing aimed at grade school boys

    Digimonís target audience is young boys around 7-12 ergo its a shonen anime.

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    Dragon Ball and Naruto are shounen, and those sure as Hell aren't for the 7 - 12-year-old target demographic. The Japanese idea of "young boys" is more expansive than the west, where early Digimon was marketed to the preteen demographic in particular.

    I'd say watch as long as you need to get a grasp of the thematic material and determine whether you're up for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird C View Post
    Dragon Ball and Naruto are shounen, and those sure as Hell aren't for the 7 - 12-year-old target demographic. The Japanese idea of "young boys" is more expansive than the west, where early Digimon was marketed to the preteen demographic in particular.

    I'd say watch as long as you need to get a grasp of the thematic material and determine whether you're up for it.
    I disagree, DBZ and Naruto are pretty much the same thing as Digimon. Big fights, some people die, not really any romance

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    hard to say, some series you need to watch a bunch of episodes till you get to the meat of it (like SU, AT or SvsFoE) and some seasons of Digimon also suffer from to much Filler at the beginning, Tamers and Savers, however it is worth getting through that first segment cause the story gets more awesome the further you get.
    it really comes down to how much a person is willing to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird C View Post
    Dragon Ball and Naruto are shounen, and those sure as Hell aren't for the 7 - 12-year-old target demographic.
    They actually are though. Donít confuse Japanese standards for American standards. Dragon Ball and Naruto are kids shows in Japan.

    For peteís sake Toei used Dragon Ball to teach kids about traffic safety and fire safety
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    Yeah, Japanese media isnít as overprotective of kids as, say, the United States is. Thatís part of the reason Digimon itself gets butchered when itís localized.

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    Come to think of it, though, all of this is rather off-topic. Letís get things back on track.
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    One thing I think everyone should consider with this is how often and how many episodes you watch to decide. You can't just binge watch everything if it's episodic in my opinion. Digimon was meant to be weekly. So if it has slow pacing it can kill interest.

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